Subject: Re: general question.
To: Reinoud Koornstra <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/14/1999 17:48:32
On Mon, Sep 13, 1999 at 11:10:29AM +0200, Reinoud Koornstra wrote:
> Hi all,
> Lately i read an article.
> In there i saw this:
> BSDI offers support contracts as well as a truly advanced and robust
> operating system for the x86 platform.  FreeBSD was developed to be the
> most stable and robust operating system on the x86 platform.  Work has
> begun on Alpha and Sparc ports.  NetBSD is designed to be a common
> operating system for multiplatform research.  NetBSD may run on more
> architectures and processors than any other operating system.  OpenBSD
> split from NetBSD to provide an industrial strength secure operating
> system without the pressure of United States export authorities. 
> In this way i just see that netbsd just runs on most possible platforms
> and nothing more. openbsd is said to be most secure and freebsd should be
> best for i386 computers....

This is a bit limitative. OpenBSD's got security problems we didn't have.
On some hardware NetBSD runs better than freebsd, and for a few things
device drivers appeared in NetBSD first. Things are not so simple :)

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.